Continued in his own words:
"I make time to read, at least for a few minutes every day, both fiction and non-fiction, especially history. I speak fluent German, passable French, a little Italian, and a smattering of Spanish. My two beautiful children (a son and daughter) are the dominant concern of my life. I find myself, despite a host of infirmities, worries, cares, and concerns, passionately in love with life and boundlessly grateful for the miracle of human existence."